The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Medical and Dental Council have busted an alleged baby trafficking.
Two doctors, four nurses, two social welfare workers, a traditional birth attendant and two mothers have been arrested.
It is sad to note that medical practitioners have gone against the Hippocratic oaths and are selling babies.
A transaction occurred on the sale of a month old baby boy on December 31, 2020, by a doctor at the 37 Military Hospital.
He was arrested at his private health facility, Susan Clinic located at Latebiokoshi where he allegedly sold the baby boy for an amount of GH₵30,000.
Known as Mr Quashie, he was arrested with 3 nurses who worked with his facility.
Again at the Tema General Hospital, another baby boy was also being sold for an amount of GH₵ 28,000 by a social welfare officer at the Tema General Hospital, Mr Leonard Agbley. Mr Agbley had already taken GH₵10,000 as a deposit for the baby from a woman who was in need of one.
The woman was an undercover officer with EOCO.
He was arrested and confessed he was working with a nurse identified as Nancy as well as the Head of Social Welfare at the hospital, identified as Aunty Doris. Both have gone into hiding.
Both babies have been rescued and are safe.